The idea behind this theme
I'm a big fan of Blender (open-source 3D package), which I think has one of the best and most flexible/modifiable user interfaces. So, I've got inspired by the default grey theme from Blender, which I like so much. This theme is neither too dark, nor too light, which I believe is the best choice in general. I think, when a theme is too light/colorful, it glows to the eyes and distracts user from the actual content. When a theme is too dark, I find it worse readable and I tend to adjust my creations too dark as well. Thus, I have tried to create a low contrast, mid-grey theme that wouldn't distract users from the actual content.
I have created my custom set of icons as well. Originally, I started making them in Inkscape for my own photo editor which I never finished, because it was too much work Later, I finished the icons in Affinity Designer, which I find much more user friendly than Inkscape. The icons are monochrome and I tried to make them simple and easy to recognize.
Install the theme
1. Download and unpack the archive from here.
2. Replace the UI folder in the XnViewMP install folder.
3. Replace the user settings files (on Windows 10 it's the folder C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Roaming\XnViewMP).
20.02.2018 - Minor fix for version 0.89/0.90
I'm already very happy about the look of the theme, but there are still few things I'm not able to modify/replace, especially icons like...
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Also all the icons in dialogs (like batch convert, etc) cannot be replaced.
Another issue is the light border base line produced by QTabBar, which is visible besides the vertical tabs. I've tried to disable the drawBase feature in the style sheet by
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but it doesn't work for the vertical tabs. The qproperty-drawBase seems to work only for the file tabs. But these are only minor issues.